Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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978-0-7425-6637-8 • Hardback • September 2009 • $101.00 • (£78.00)
978-0-7425-6639-2 • eBook • September 2009 • $96.00 • (£74.00)
Jack Citrin is the Heller Professor of Political Science and director of the Institute of Governmental Studies at the University of California at Berkeley.
David Karol is assistant professor of political science at the University of California at Berkeley.
1 Table of Contents
Chapter 2 Introduction
Chapter 3 1. The Changing Nature of Campaign Financing for Primary Candidates
Chapter 4 2. Money in 2008: A Collapse of the Campaign Finance Regime?
Chapter 5 3. Knowns and Unknowns in Campaign Finance
Chapter 6 4. Assumptions and Realities of Presidential Primary Front-Loading in 2008
Chapter 7 5. What Political Scientists May (or May Not) Know about Presidential Nominations
Chapter 8 6. The Rules and the Role of Race and Gender in 2008
Chapter 9 7. The Way We Choose Presidential Nominees: Problems and Prospects
Chapter 10 References
This outstanding volume reminds us that the presidential primary elections of 2008 were watershed events for those who study race, gender, campaign tactics, voter participation, campaign spending, or the institutions that influence election outcomes. The unexpected twists and turns of 2008 left many theories in tatters, and this volume maps out the research agenda as leading scholars of primary campaigns look to the future.
— Donald Green, Yale University
The American presidential nominating process has changed dramatically in the past four decades, but since 1972 no changes have been as dramatic as those in 2007 and 2008. Jack Citrin and David Karol have assembled an outstanding group of scholars to discuss these changes. This collection is essential for Americans interested in election campaigns, presidential politics, or political parties. The essays are timely, clear, and accessible.
— Paul R. Abramson, Michigan State University